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Census Says Shinnecock Nation Numbers Are Declining; Tribal Officials Disagree

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Data from the U.S. Census Bureau differ from internal numbers kept by the Shinnecock Indian Nation, which hint at a growing and more diverse population. JD Allen

Data from the U.S. Census Bureau differ from internal numbers kept by the Shinnecock Indian Nation, which hint at a growing and more diverse population. JD Allen

Shane Weeks, a Shinnecock member and cultural consultant, contends that the federal headcount is inaccurate because the tribe identifies enrolled members based on lineage. JD ALLEN

Shane Weeks, a Shinnecock member and cultural consultant, contends that the federal headcount is inaccurate because the tribe identifies enrolled members based on lineage. JD ALLEN

author on Jan 28, 2019
A recent report by the U.S. Census Bureau, the federal agency that analyzes data about the American people and economy, found that “American Indian and Alaska Native” is one of... more

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